The candy comes at the end of October, but this week (October 19-23) is Open Access Week. That means you can read some scholarly articles for free - without logging in as a Hopkins affiliate. PubMed Central, BioMed Central, PLoS, and arXiv, are just a few of the places making research freely available to all.
There are lots of ways to find out more about the Open Access movement. Here at JHU, we have a Scholarly Communications Group that provides information and assistance with Open Access questions. Some members will be talking about Open Access at the Publishing Opportunities workshop this Friday.
Other places to find Open Access information include:
- SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition
- OAD, the Open Access Directory
- Alliance for Taxpayer Access